Georgia politicians join 95.5 WSB to encourage voters on Election Day

Governor Brian Kemp and a handful of candidates for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats joined Atlanta’s Morning News live to encourage those headed out to the polls on Election Day.

>>In case you missed it, you can listen the audio of each of their hits with Atlanta’s Morning News host Scott Slade below.

Polls in Georgia officially opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and will close at 7 p.m.

Stay with 95.5 WSB, Atlanta’s Election Headquarters, for all-day coverage of Election 2020. And be sure to download the WSB Radio App to enable alerts for live election results as they come in throughout the night.

WSB’s Chris Chandler will anchor evening coverage of the 2020 Election, starting at 7 p.m. ET. You can listen on 95.5 WSB and the WSB Radio App. And be sure and listen on Wednesday for all-day reaction to this year’s election results.

Share your thoughts on Election Day directly with us using the ‘Open Mic’ feature in the 95.5 WSB Radio App.

>>Click HERE for live Election 2020 results and more on the latest developments.

If you are planning to vote in person today, here’s what you need to know.

Vote on election day

Voters registered in Georgia can look up where to vote on the My Voter Page on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website or by contacting your County Board of Registrar’s Office.

On Election Day, you must vote at your designated polling place. Polling places are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you are in line by 7:00 p.m., you are allowed to cast your ballot.

What to bring

  • You will need to show photo ID to vote in Georgia. Acceptable forms include: any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS); Georgia driver’s license, even if expired; valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the US Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state; valid US passport ID; valid US military photo ID; student photo ID card issued by a Georgia public college, university, or technical school; or a valid tribal photo ID.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. If you are a first-time voter, you will need to provide a copy of your ID within three days after the election to your County Board of Elections and Registration. As long as you do so, your provisional ballot will be counted, as long as you are otherwise eligible to vote.

Other things to know

  • Attire - Georgia state law bans campaigning within 150 feet of a polling place. That includes clothing that supports a political candidate. If you are wearing clothing with a candidates name or slogan on it, you could be turned away.
  • Provisional Ballots - If you show up to your polling place but have not met all the requirements listed above, you have the right to request a provisional ballot. Your vote will count as long as you resolve the eligibility issues within three days after Election Day. Learn more about provisional ballots.
  • Request voter assistance if you need it – If you require special assistance to vote or to access your polling place, contact your County Board of Registrar’s Office for help.
  • Update any information – If you move, you must file a notice of your new address in writing to your County Board of Registrar’s Office or submit a new voter registration application.

>>Read more here.

Georgia voters, click HERE for a county-by-county breakdown of what you will find on your ballot.

Everyone in Georgia will vote on the President, two U.S. Senate seats, two constitutional amendments and one referendum. Beyond that, your ballot will be based on your county and your district. Remember, counties may have multiple districts within them. Here are links to info WSB has compiled on a few of those key races:

Meet the candidates running for Georgia’s U.S. Senate Seat: David Perdue vs. Jon Ossoff

Meet candidates for Georgia’s U.S. Senate Seat: Loeffler, Collins, Warnock, Lieberman and Tarver

Meet the candidates running for U.S. House District 6: Lucy McBath vs. Karen Handel

Americans have voted in the 2020 election in record numbers by absentee and mail-in ballots. With millions of ballots coming into election offices across the country, state officials are faced with the task of opening, processing and counting those votes.

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